Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

On my new Windows 7 desktop, I tried to open a .jar file, only to be rebuked. Thanks to Andy from and Dave from for the help. And lo, after some Googling, there is.  Here’s how:

  1. Go to the run box and type in cmd. Instead of hitting Enter, use Ctrl + Shift + Enter.  This will run the command prompt with Admin rights.
  2. A dialog box should pop up notifying you of what you’re doing and you have to confirm it. Annoying.
  3. Type this in to the command line: assoc .jar=CompressedFolder. Press Enter
  4. Profit!

There you have it kids. Windows 7 opens .jar files like they were .zip files. Check the soda pdf if you want to convert one of the files into PDF.


File this under “Oh this is neat, though I don’t use OmniGraffle, but if I did, then I’d probably use this Ext JS Stencil.”

Via: The Ext JS Tumblr

I’ve been meaning to turn off that Front Row shortcut for a while now, and now I can!

Via: Giles Bowkett

Hey, hey. Looks like Firebug 1.5.0 has finally come out of beta.

Improvements I actually appreciate:

  • Enhanced Inspector
  • More accurate Net panel timings
  • Improved HTML editing
  • Separate Computed CSS and Style subpanels

The other additions are nice, just not sure that I’d actually use them.

This is interesting: VMware has bought Zimbra from Yahoo.

I remember when I was looking into JavaScript frameworks many moons ago and I looked at Zimbra’s and thought it was horrible to use.  Not sure if that’s the case anymore, but back when Yahoo bought Zimbra, I always wondered why.  Maybe it was the people, but I wasn’t so keen on the technology they bought.  Plus, I can’t help but remember all the uncov posts about Zimbra as well.

That all being said, what is VMware going to do with Zimbra?

Via Market Watch